Biography of Henry C. Nelson
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HENRY C. NELSON.
Although more than three decades have come and gone since Henry C. Nelson passed away, he is still remembered by many of the older residents of the county as a substantial agriculturist and esteemed citizen of Mariposa township, where for a number of years he owned and operated a farm of one hundred and sixty acres. He was born in Sweden on the 17th of August, 1834, a son of eels Bengston. He attended the common schools until fifteen or sixteen years of age and when a young man of eighteen joined the Swedish army, with which he served for a period of eighteen years. In 1870 he crossed the Atlantic to the United States and for a number of years worked on the Keokuk dam in Iowa. In 1876 he came to Saunders county, Nebraska, purchasing one hundred and sixty acres of school land near Malmo, which he cultivated successfully until called to his final rest in 1884. His family remained on the farm for five years and then took up their abode in the town of Malmo.

On the 8th of July, 1867, Mr. Nelson was united in marriage to Miss Annie Johnson, a daughter of John A. and Hannah Saxon. To them were born eight children, as follows: Emil, who wedded Miss Ingrid Erickson, by whom he has five children; Edward, who lives in Knox county and married Miss Mary Peterson, by whom he has four daughters; Mrs. Emma Lloyd, of Omaha, who has two children; Edmund, who wedded Miss Lena Olson and resides two miles from Alaimo; Emily, the wife of Charles Jenson, of Omaha, by whom she has two sons; Rudie, at home; Dena, who lives near Malmo and is the wife of Peter Camellia, by whom she has three children; and Ernest, who wedded Minnie Anderson and lives on his mother's farm.

In the exercise of his right of franchise Mr. Nelson supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing firmly in its principles. His religious faith was that of the Swedish Lutheran church and in his demise the community lost a worthy, respected and representative citizen. Mrs. Nelson has now lived in Saunders county for about four decades and has won a host of warm friends here.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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